Feng Yi Ting

Directed by Atom Egoyan

As interpreted by Guo Wenjing, one of China’s most respected contemporary composers, and celebrated Canadian film and theatre director Atom Egoyan, Feng Yi Ting explores the epic tale of Diao Chan (soprano Shen Tiemei), one of the fabled Four Beauties of ancient China, whose seductive charms ignite an empire-threatening rivalry between a ruthless warlord and the brave general Lu Bu (countertenor Jiang Qihu). This gem-like opera, featuring set designs by Derek McLane and costumes by Han Feng, focuses on the pivotal moment when Diao and her lover meet in the Feng Yi Ting, or “Phoenix Pavilion,” where she urges him to eliminate his nemesis. Guo’s magical score blends Chinese and Western traditions, at once arrestingly modern and majestically ancient.

(Sung in Mandarin Chinese with English and Mandarin surtitles)

Pre-performance Talk

Ticketholders are invited to join director Atom Egoyan for a pre-performance talk about the creation of Feng Yi Ting each evening at 7:10 PM upstairs in the MacMillan Theatre. 

Latecomers will not be seated.

When & Where?
Thursday, June 20, 2013
8:00 PM – 8:55 PM — No Intermission.
MacMillan Theatre
Friday, June 21, 2013
8:00 PM – 8:55 PM — No Intermission.
MacMillan Theatre
Saturday, June 22, 2013
8:00 PM – 8:55 PM — No Intermission.
MacMillan Theatre

  Toronto Star

"Egoyan has masterminded a simple story made up of many historical and psychological layers masterfully assembled with the help of a remarkable creative team: Derek McLane, Han Feng, Tsang Kin-Wah and Cameron Davis." -John Terauds, Toronto Star

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Co-produced by Lincoln Centre Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, and Currents - Art & Music